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Pietro Mascagni

Pietro Mascagni was an Italian composer primarily known for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. While it was often held that Mascagni, like Ruggiero Leoncavallo, was a "one-opera man" who could never repeat his first success, L'amico Fritz and Iris have remained in the repertoire in... Read More

BornPietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni
7 December 1863
Livorno, Italy
Died2 August 1945 (aged 81)
Rome, Italy
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